New AMD Professional Graphics Redefine Workstation Performance Top to Bottom

New AMD Professional Graphics Redefine Workstation Performance Top to Bottom 
AMD Completes Its Next Generation Family of Workstation Graphics
Cards, Delivering More Memory, Compute and Graphics Performance to
Help Increase Productivity in Customer Workflows 
VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
at SIGGRAPH 2014 unveiled new additions to the next generation AMD
FirePro(TM) professional graphics family -- all designed to provide
exceptional application performance for the entry-level workstation
user up to the ultra power user, backed by larger memory
configurations, top to bottom 4K display support, increased compute
performance(1), application certifications and rock-solid drivers.
AMD took command of professional graphics leadership earlier this
year with the exciting introduction of its award winning AMD
FirePro(TM) W9100 and AMD FirePro(TM) W8100 graphics. Now with the
introduction of all new AMD FirePro(TM) professional graphics cards
supported by AMD Graphics Core Next architecture -- AMD FirePro(TM)
W2100, AMD FirePro(TM) W4100, AMD FirePro(TM) W5100, and AMD
FirePro(TM) W7100 -- Computer Aided Design (CAD), video, animation,
design and engineering professionals are empowered to work at
exceptional levels of detail, speed, productivity, responsiveness and
creativity.  
"We're excited to unveil the new generation of AMD FirePro
professional graphics with improved features to enable more
workstation graphics performance and productivity at every level,"
said David Cummings, senior director and general manager,
Professional Graphics at AMD. "This new generation of AMD FirePro
graphics will help workstation manufacturers and channel providers to
offer powerful, reliable solutions designed to improve application
performance and increased productivity to help end users do more."  
The next generation AMD FirePro(TM) workstation graphics family
brings at least 2x more memory(1), multidisplay 4K leadership, high
compute performance, next generation API support and PCIe(R) 3.0
support:  


 
--  With 16GB GDDR5 memory and the ability to support up to six 4K
    displays(2), AMD FirePro(TM) W9100 professional graphics is AMD's
    most advanced professional graphics solution available offering the
    ideal single-GPU solution for the next generation of
    ultrahigh-resolution visualization environments
--  AMD FirePro(TM) W8100 professional graphics feature 8GB of GDDR5
    memory and packs up to 4.2 TFLOPS of compute power to accelerate
    projects beyond just graphics
--  An engineering and Media & Entertainment multimedia powerhouse,
    the 8GB AMD FirePro(TM) W7100 professional graphics is designed to
    boost performance and support for 4K content, including video
    playback, editing and transcoding
--  With 4GB of GDDR5 memory and four display outputs on the AMD
    FirePro(TM) W5100 graphics, users can tackle complex models,
    assemblies, data sets and advanced visual effects with ease
--  In a class of its own, AMD FirePro(TM) W4100 graphics, including
    four-display support, is the ideal choice for users who need a
    performance boost to address their evolving workflows
--  Next generation professional graphics start with AMD FirePro(TM)
    W2100 graphics, delivering optimized and certified professional
    application performance that consumer graphics lack

  
"With the introduction of next generation AMD FirePro(TM) workstation
graphics cards, Dell can offer its design and engineering customers
outstanding graphics and multi-monitor performance, beneficial
graphics memory and outstanding features to help improve their
workflows -- whether they need an entry, mid-range or high-end
graphics solution," said Andy Rhodes, executive director, Dell
Precision workstations. "AMD's solid drivers and application
certifications support Dell Precision Workstation customers with high
performance, high quality workstations for their designs, models,
animations and video productions." 
"Offering an expanded choice of AMD FirePro professional graphics
cards will help our customers increase their productivity for a
variety of mission critical projects including computer aided design
and content creation," said Jeff Wood, vice president, Worldwide
Product Management, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. "We can
rely on AMD FirePro to enable our workstation customers to deliver
successful projects knowing that they're backed by the reliability
and performance they demand." 
In support of the new AMD(TM) FirePro professional graphics, AMD will
participate in the following activities at SIGGRAPH 2014 in the
Vancouver Convention Centre:  


 
--  AMD FirePro family of professional graphics will be displayed in the
    AMD booth (#1023) from August 12 to 14
--  Also in the AMD exhibit booth, Solid Angle, a leading provider of
    rendering software for animation and visual effects, will offer a
    demonstration entitled "Exploring the Cutting Edge: An Arnold GPU
    Prototype"
--  AMD's graphics executive Richard Huddy will present "Mantle and the
    Next-Gen Renderers For AMD FirePro With Graphics Core Next" at the
    Exhibitor Tech Talks at SIGGRAPH 2014 on August 12 and 13
--  AMD will host "Monsters in the Orchestra: A Surround Computing VR
    Experience" in booth ET440 in the Emerging Technologies pavilion, Hall
    A from August 10 to 14

  
"Sapphire is proud to be able to offer the complete range of new AMD
professional graphics products featuring a host of new features
enabling workstation users with increased creativity and
productivity," said Adrian Thompson, Corporate VP of Marketing for
SAPPHIRE Technology, the Exclusive Global Distribution Partner for
AMD FirePro graphics. "These new AMD FirePro professional graphics
deliver workstation integrators and end users an exciting choice of
performance levels for an extensive array of applications, all
supported by certified drivers and powered by OpenCL(TM)." 
The AMD FirePro W9100 and W8100 graphics are already available for
purchase from numerous workstation providers, and the AMD FirePro
W2100, W4100 and W5100 graphics will be available In September from
AMD global distribution partner SAPPHIRE Technology and major
workstation providers. AMD FirePro W7100 graphics will be available
in Q4 2014.  
Supporting Resources 


 
--  Learn more about AMD FirePro(TM) Graphics product family
--  Become a fan of AMD on Facebook
--  Follow AMD professional graphics on Twitter- @AMDFirePro

  
About AMD  
AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers
millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers,
tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of
surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize
the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push
the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit
www.amd.com. 
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo and FirePro are trademarks of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may
be trademarks of their respective owners. OpenCL and the OpenCL logo
are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos. 
(1) Compared to the previous generation of AMD FirePro(TM)
professional graphics 
(2) 4K content required. AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six
DisplayPort(TM) monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported
display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design;
confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable
more than two displays, or multiple displays from a single output,
additional hardware such as DisplayPort-ready monitors or DisplayPort
1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required. A maximum of two active
adapters is recommended for consumer systems. 4K support requires 4K
display and content. See www.amd.com/eyefinityfaq for full details. 
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD" or the "Company") including,
among other things, the strategy, timing, availability, features and
functionality of AMD FirePro(TM) workstation graphics cards, which
are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements
are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects,"
"believes," "plans," "intends," "projects," and other terms with
similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking
statements in this presentation are based on current beliefs,
assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this
presentation and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks
include the possibility that that Intel Corporation's pricing,
marketing and rebating programs, product bundling, standard setting,
new product introductions or other activities may negatively impact
the Company's plans; that the Company will require additional funding
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at all; that customers stop buying the Company's products or
materially reduce their operations or demand for its products; that
the Company may be unable to develop, launch and ramp new products
and technologies in the volumes that are required by the market at
mature yields on a timely basis; that the Company's third-party
foundry suppliers will be unable to transition the Company's products
to advanced manufacturing process technologies in a timely and
effective way or to manufacture the Company's products on a timely
basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive process
technologies; that the Company will be unable to obtain sufficient
manufacturing capacity or components to meet demand for its products
or will not fully utilize the Company's projected manufacturing
capacity needs at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) microprocessor
manufacturing facilities; that the Company's requirements for wafers
will be less than the fixed number of wafers that we agreed to
purchase from GF or GF encounters problems that significantly reduce
the number of functional die the Company receives from each wafer;
that the Company is unable to successfully implement its long-term
business strategy; that the Company inaccurately estimates the
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(AIB) partners or offer the appropriate incentives to focus them on
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required to remain competitive; that there may be unexpected
variations in market growth and demand for the Company's products and
technologies in light of the product mix that it may have available
at any particular time; that global business and economic conditions,
including consumer PC market conditions, will not improve or will
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expected and the effect of political or economic instability,
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chain. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and
uncertainties in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission
filings, including but not limited to the Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended June 28, 2014. 
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Contact:
John Swinimer
AMD Public Relations
(289) 695-0600
john.swinimer@amd.com 
 
 
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